Niesten (crater)

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Niesten Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) and MOLA. MOLA colors show elevations. The CTX image came from the rectangle shown in the MOLA image.

Niesten Crater is an impact crater in the Iapygia quadrangle of Mars, located at 28.3°S latitude and 302.3°W longitude. It is 115.0  km in diameter and was named after Louis Niesten, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

See also


  1. "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Niesten". International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>